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The Kate Adie Collection

The Kate Adie Collection is one of our special collections.

Kate Adie is a journalist who was born and raised in the City of Sunderland. Her most high-profile role was that of chief news correspondent for the BBC, during which time she became well-known for reporting from war zones around the world.

During her time with the BBC, which lasted until 2003, Kate covered a raft of major world events and reported from a number of combat zones including the Gulf and Yugoslavia. Kate became Chief News correspondent for the BBC in 1989.

Kate holds honorary degrees from a number of Universities and is Honorary Professor of Journalism at the University of Sunderland. Her published works include Kindness of Strangers, Corsets to Camouflage, Into Danger, and Nobody's Child. She was awarded an OBE in 1993 and won the Richard Dimbleby Award from BAFTA in 1990.

Kate donated this collection to her home town university in 2005. It comprises a wide range of material relating to her work as a journalist and for the BBC, including reports, correspondence, memoranda, personal notebooks, tapes, videos and DVDs.